Dr. Peter Goodwin
He is recognized internationally for his research with important contributions in the field of modeling flows, sediment transport, and river channel evolution. He has served as a scientific advisor for several government agencies related to river and wetland management issues, including chairing the Louisiana Coastal Area Science Board. Additional research interests include modeling physical processes in natural and disturbed aquatic systems, quantifying benefits of restoration activities, and integrating models of physical processes and biological responses.
Goodwin is the founding director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research at the University of Idaho, an interdisciplinary group working on the simulation of ecological response to management actions or changes in physical processes of rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands. He also served a federal appointment as the lead scientist for the Delta Science Program in California, which facilitates synthesis activities across agencies, academia, and organizations to support legally mandated goals of water supply reliability and ecosystem recovery. He led a multi-institutional initiative to craft the Delta Science Plan, ‘One Delta, One Science’ that addresses the development of scientific infrastructure, prioritization of science questions, research funding, peer review, and science synthesis activities to inform water policy in California. He was also director of Idaho’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a federal-state partnership intended to build research infrastructure and encourage collaboration in states historically having received a low amount of federal research funding.